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What causes white anal discharge in a child?

Hi. My son is 6 years old and has white discharge coming from his anus. It was irritated looking and after warm tub baths with Epsom salt, alcohol and peroxide it s no longer irritated, but he has a white discharge. Should I be concerned and take him to his ped doctor?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015
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Hi,
Welcome to the HCM
First I would like to know ,since when he has got discharge,whether he also gets pain during defecation (passing stool). Is he having complaints of constipation also.As there can be many causes like infected polyp,worm infestation,or haemorroids depends what is the previous history.My opinion would be get checked by doctor in person and discuss further.
Regards,Dr.Maheshwari
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